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  • More threats found in Monroe High bathrooms

    Two more threats have been found in boys restrooms at Monroe High School since the first that indicated a shooting might occur at first lunch on April 3.
    Law enforcement, Monroe School District administrators and other community agencies are investigating the drawings, according to a letter to parents from MHS principal John Lombardi on Friday, April 14.

  • A congresswoman about town halls
    Hundreds of residents in Washington’s 1st Congressional District came to ask and listen to U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene’s answer questions during a town hall meeting at Glacier Peak High School last Tuesday.
  • Monroe feeling growing pains
    The city of Monroe received nearly half of the building permits it had anticipated for the entire year within the first quarter of 2017, prompting the city council to unanimously approve a staff request to make a part-time planning permit technician a limited full-time position until the high volumes are under control.
  • Police arrest four in child abuse case

    Four adults living in apartments on Killarney Circle in Monroe have been arrested on suspicion of beating children with a wooden paddle.
    The Monroe School District and Child Protective Services contacted Monroe Police about a potential case of child abuse on Thursday, April 6, said Debbie Willis, MPD administrative director.

  • Armed robbers hit Sultan Pharmacy
    The Sultan Police Department is looking for two robbery suspects that struck the Sultan Pharmacy and Natural Care in Sultan on Tuesday evening, stealing prescription medications that included oxycodone. The masked robbers arrived at the store at 6:56 p.m.
  • Monroe School District assessing how it responds to potential threats
    Parents of Monroe High School students had mixed feelings about the response to a recent alleged school shooting threat. Some sang praises for how the situation was handled, while others had hoped for more details.
  • Friend offers gift of self
    Carol Trammell jokes she saw her new liver for the first time more than 16 years ago. The 64-year-old Monroe woman was at a bible study group she started shortly after moving to the city, and saw her fated longtime friend get up and walk across the room.
  • Seattle Brain Cancer Walk hits 10-year mark
    Seattle Brain Cancer Walk cofounder Kim Hogle wanted the money to stay in Seattle. The Monroe resident felt the thousands of patients who live in the region could use the dollars raised through an annual community event. Perhaps more importantly, they needed the aid of a broader support network.
  • Colors of a happy heart
    When you think of colored pencils, what comes to mind? Whatever you imagine, your perception will most likely change once you have seen the fabulous colored pencil art by Rhonda Dicksion. Fortunately, many of her paintings are on gallery display until the end of April at the Sky River Bakery, 117 1/2 W. Main St. in Monroe.
  • PHOTOS: Run for the Bunny
    Housing Hope’s Monroe Family Village was hopping on Sunday, April 9, when 140 hogs came riding through for the 24th annual Bunny Run.
  • Monroe makes one-time payment to strapped health district
    The Monroe City Council last week agreed to fund a $1 per capita payment — roughly $18,120 — to the financially strained Snohomish County Health District, which sought help from local municipalities last year.
  • Sister says Alex Dold's death highlights state's mental health response issues
    Jen Dold, whose brother, Alex, died after a physical altercation with law enforcement Tuesday, March 21, said her family was hesitant to call 911 that evening. The 29-year-old man lived with his mother, Kathy Duncan, at her home in the Echo Lake neighborhood. He developed schizophrenia almost 10 years ago. The two women were trying to involuntarily hospitalize him
  • Man struck, killed by BNSF freight train near Sultan
    A man was struck and killed by a Burlington Northern Sante Fe freight train hauling vehicles east of Sultan around noon Sunday, April 2.
  • Family, friends remember man lost in Gold Bar fire

    Richard Olson’s family and friends believed his cause of death would have been from the colon cancer he was diagnosed with nearly four years ago.
    The call Paul Olson, 44, received was that his father died in a house fire. Richard Olson, 68, was likely too weak to walk out. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office found no signs of suspicious activity.

  • Fighting chance for refugees
    The 50-student strong NW Sport Taekwondo school in Monroe is the first in the U.S. to extend a hand to 1,000 displaced peers who live thousands of miles and an ocean away.
  • Fire Districts 26, 28 want to make their merger official

    Voters in Gold Bar and Index will be asked to combine Snohomish County Fire Districts 26 and 28 in an upcoming election.
    As of Wednesday, March 1, the two virtually volunteer-driven districts began working under a four-year interlocal agreement (ILA). 

  • No injuries in train-versus-car collision in Monroe
    A late-night motorist had to leave her car to be struck by an eastbound train after getting stuck on railroad tracks at Kelsey Street, just south of State Route 2 in Monroe on Friday.
  • Former Monroe corrections officer receives 18-month sentence for smuggling contraband
    A former corrections officer at the Monroe Correctional Complex was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for accepting bribes for smuggling contraband into the facility. Michael W. Bowden, 31, of Everett pleaded guilty on Jan. 9 to extortion under color of official right.
  • Smoldering cigarette causes total loss of Doug's RV shop
    A cigarette left smoldering Sunday caused an estimated $60,000 in damage to the shop for Doug's RV in Startup — no one was inside at the time.
  • UPDATED: Downed power line kills man near Gold Bar restaurant

    A man died Monday after accidentally walking into a downed power line on a trail near the Mountain View Diner in Gold Bar.

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